Use Gap Tool in Adobe InDesign CS6

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  1. 1
    To begin, you should open Adobe InDesign.
    You can do that by clicking the Windows icon in the bottom-left corner. This will bring up a list of your recently used programs.
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    Click "Adobe InDesign" if it's on the list.
    InDesign has a pink-and-purple icon with the letters "ID" on it.
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    Alternatively, click the search bar at the bottom of the screen.
    Then, type "Adobe InDesign".
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    Click "Adobe InDesign CS6" to open it.
    You'll be taken to your workspace.
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    Click "File" on the bar at the top-left of the window.
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    Move the cursor to "New" and click "Document...".
    Alternatively, you could click "Open...". This will create a new document. You can also do this with the shortcut "Ctrl" + "N". For more information, refer to our tutorials on how to create a new document and on how to open an existing document.
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    Click "OK".
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  8. 8
    Now, click "File".
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  9. 9
    Then, click "Place..."
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    Find and click one image.
    You can select several images. In this video, we'll add one at a time.
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    Click "Open".
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    Draw a frame into which you'll put the image.
    If you just click the document, you will place the full-sized image.
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    Before you place another image, ensure that all objects are deselected by pressing "Esc" on the keyboard.
    You will return to the "Selection Tool" black arrow.
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    Then, add other images three times in the same way by repeating steps 8-13.
    Please refer to "Use Frames in Adobe InDesign CS6" to learn more about frames.
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    Now, resize or adjust the images accordingly.
    Let's make them fit within the margin.
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    You can click the options above "Auto-Fit" in the upper-right corner.
    They allow you to fit images differently within the frame. Make sure that you are utilizing space properly.
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    After that, click "Selection Tool".
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    Deselect everything by clicking on an empty space of the document.
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    Now, click "Gap Tool".
    It is four icons in the toolbar in this video down and has two arrows facing opposite directions.
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    Hover between the images.
    The horizontal and vertical areas will be highlighted.
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    Click and drag the areas to make the gap bigger or smaller.
    The tool is useful for magazine layouts when using guidelines.
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This concludes our tutorial showing you how to use "Gap Tool" in Adobe InDesign CS6 in Windows 7. If you have any questions or comments regarding this video or the program used, then just add them to the comment section below. Thank you for choosing VisiHow!

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